1st Gen R53 Cooper S Antifreeze

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  1. MCS02

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    I forgot to pickup more antifreeze from the dealer and won't have time to drive over and get the Mini branded antifreeze. Has anyone used a different brand for a few years with good results? I suspect they are all the same.
     
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    I used the Pentosin. Got it from O'reillys.
     
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    Agreed...it is the best!:Thumbsup:
     
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    +2 on the Pentosin.
     
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    Make that +3 on the Pentosin. Look for PentosinNF -- correct for all years of MINI.

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    That's the stuff- Pentosin NF. Surprised that my O'Reillys had it.
     
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    I get mine at O'Reillys. The guy behind the counter told me what to get. The store near me is a good one. :Thumbsup:

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    I have always used the MINI blue smurf juice.
     
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    I'll bet you a dollar it's Pentosin NF in a MINI branded bottle.

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    I found out yesterday O'Reillys now sales Zerex G48 it is approved by BMW its even BLUE. They said it is ok to mix with the BMW/MIN branded stuff. One of the guys said it comes from Germany. I am going to give it a try.
     
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    All you guys down South really don't need antifreeze since you are crying when it only drops down to 40 degrees. :lol:
     
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    It is also a coolant. Antifreeze/Coolant prevents freezing, and also raises the boiling point. If I ran with water alone, I'd boil over in the summer. And, don't forget the anti-corrosion aspects of a good antifreeze and coolant.

    BTW, having an intercooled turbo engine, I love a good 25-degree day when driving my MINI.

    And, we don't cry, we put a bunch of wood in a pit, set it on fire, and cook meat over it. :Thumbsup:

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    I love a good BONFIRE.
     
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    What color is Pentosin?
     
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    Pentosin NF is blue. It is a concentrate. You mix it 50/50 with water.

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    It's just like MINI oil used to be Catrol and now they have switched to Shell oil still in MINI bottles.
     

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